Every manufacturing company has product data that must be maintained and controlled. This data can include everything from engineering drawings and manufacturing procedures to 3D CAD files and control plans. Regulated industries are often forced to manage these types of product data according to strict regulatory requirements while juggling multiple data files, often in different file formats and separate systems.
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The MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks PDMWorks Software is easy to use and allows collaboration and redlining on PDF drawings while guaranteeing that the PDF copy in the MasterControl system stays in sync with native files in the PDMWorks™ solution.
Here are some examples of how the MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks PDMWorks Software facilitates the handling of complex CAD files and, in so doing, helps companies in regulated environments overcome common product data management challenges.
CAD file relationships are intrinsically complicated and can be disrupted by introducing inadequate maintenance and control systems.
The MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks PDMWorks Software provides users with a straightforward means of applying document control to CAD data without forcing designers into a non-native application for managing their CAD files. CAD files are maintained by the native PDM solution while MasterControl creates PDF copies for official document control purposes such as routing, approval and production.
Manually revising, publishing, and routing drawings is time consuming and wastes resources throughout the enterprise.
MasterControl "InfoCards" are created for each new and revised drawing at a user-defined state in the PDMWorks™ solution, automating the publishing process and allowing drawings to be routed for collaboration and approval
Manual systems have inherently complex structures, which can lead to limited or no workflow capability for routing and approving crucial CAD product data.
MasterControl manages and tracks the creation, change and archiving of all information relating to a product. The automated routing and approval provided by the MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks PDMWorks Software improves workflow functionality and allows effective, seamless handling of CAD files.
Product information is scattered throughout several different systems and is often out of sync with data in the PDM solution.
When the link between MasterControl and the PDMWorks™ solution is initialized, the system automatically processes packets of files until there are no more files requiring synchronization. The MasterControl system can also be manually synchronized and still identify and rectify any gaps that may exist.
For more information about PDM / CAD Management Software, or the MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks PDMWorks Software, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.